Last Newsletter!!!

Good Afternoon Parents!!!

It’s our last newsletter!!!

I have truly enjoyed working with your children and helping them learn and grow this year. Thank you for giving me the opportunity to be their teacher.

Reminders:

  • A “Summer Bucket List” with ideas for activities and homework over the break was given out today.
  • We are having our end of the year party on Tuesday. If you would like to send in a treat or goody for the kids please feel free to.
  • Thursday is a half day, school is over at 11:30.

Thank you and have a great summer!!!

Weekly Newsletter!!!

     Grade 2 Newsletter – June 10-14

     Ramadan Kareem to all of our families who are celebrating this holy month!

 

Reminders:

 

  • We will begin our last swimming unit in PE Sunday, June 17-27. Students should bring their swim kit to school each day ready to swim. The kit should include a swimsuit, towel, flip flops, swim cap, and (optional) goggles.
  • If you are planning to leave school before June 28th, please let me know ahead of time so I can have all your child’s work ready to send home with them, and have a chance to say goodbye.
  • Ramadan hours for students –  8am – 1pm
  • Students fasting during Ramadan will go to the Music room during break times
  • For recess, please make sure your child has a hat and water bottle. Encourage them to drink plenty of water if they are not fasting.

 

Language Arts

Reading: Our final reading unit is  “If …then… curriculum’ and is going to complement our How We Express Ourselves unit, as it delves into character study and their stories. The focus will be observing how characters change and grown throughout a text, as well as reading with fluency and expression.

Writing: We are writing fractured fairy tales. Students will write fairy tales, changing the characters, setting, or outcomes. The fairytale will be a culmination of the narrative work we have done in Grade 2 (adding details, feelings, talking parts) while complementing our Imagination Unit of Inquiry.

Math for the week:

 

In Math, we will be doing end of year review as well as Measurement in Unit 9. It will be a combination of skills taught so far in Grade 2.

 

Unit of Inquiry:

We are continuing our “Creation Stations”. Students explore ways to express themselves and their imagination through various centers including; architecture, theatre, painting, etc… It is a fun and engaging unit encouraging lots of creativity and imagination!

The central idea is ‘Imagination allows us think, create and express ourselves in new ways.”

 

Some useful links:

Imagination website: https://theimaginationtree.com/

 

Addition & subtraction games

http://www.mathplayground.com/index_addition_subtraction.html

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/7-11-years/multiplication-and-division

http://www.abcya.com/multiplication_mine_jr.htm

Weekly Newsletter (I’m sorry it’s late)

     Grade 2 Newsletter – June 3 – 7

     Ramadan Kareem to all of our families who are celebrating this holy month!

 

Reminders:

 

  • We will begin our last swimming unit in PE Sunday, June 10. Students should bring their swim kit to school each day ready to swim. The kit should include a swimsuit, towel, flip flops, swim cap, and (optional) goggles.
  • If you are planning to leave school before June 28th, please let me know ahead of time so I can have all your child’s work ready to send home with them, and have a chance to say goodbye.
  • Ramadan hours for students –  8am – 1pm
  • Students fasting during ramadan will go to the Music room during break times
  • For recess, please make sure your child has a hat and water bottle. Encourage them to drink plenty of water if they are not fasting.

 

Language Arts

Reading: Our final reading unit is  “If …then… curriculum’ and is going to complement our How We Express Ourselves unit, as it delves into character study and their stories. The focus will be observing how characters change and grown throughout a text, as well as reading with fluency and expression.

Writing: We are writing fractured fairy tales. Students will write the story of Goldilocks and the Three Bears, changing the characters, setting, or outcomes. The fairytale will be a culmination of the narrative work we have done in Grade 2 (adding details, feelings, talking parts) while complementing our Imagination Unit of Inquiry.

Math for the week:

 

Sunday:        Measuring with Yards and Metres

Monday: Solving Number Stories

Tuesday: Fluency

Wednesday: Measuring with a Ruler

Thursday:      review

 

Unit of Inquiry:

We are continuing our “Creation Stations”. Students explore ways to express themselves and their imagination through various centers including; architecture, theatre, painting, etc… It is a fun and engaging unit encouraging lots of creativity and imagination!

The central idea is ‘Imagination allows us think, create and express ourselves in new ways.”

Weekly Newsletter

Grade 2 Newsletter – May 27th – 31st

     Ramadan Kareem to all of our families who are celebrating this holy month!

 

Reminders:

  • Grade 2 MAP Testing :

 

  • Monday 28th May Language Usage

 

  • Ramadan hours for students –  8am – 1pm
  • Students fasting during ramadan will go to the Music room during break times
  • PE starts this week!!! Make sure to have your water bottle and hat.

 

Language Arts

Reading: Our final reading unit is  “If …then… curriculum’ and is going to complement our How We Express Ourselves unit, as it delves into character study and their stories. The focus will be observing how characters change and grown throughout a text, as well as reading with fluency and expression.

Writing: We have had a lot of fun and insight into Poetry and the students have enjoyed expressing themselves through different forms of poetry. We will explore narrative writing by looking at imagination and how the author expresses themselves through fairy tales. The students will eventually work towards writing their own expressive and imaginative fairy tales!

Math for the week:

 

Sunday:        review

Monday: review

Tuesday: Unit 8 test

Wednesday: Unit 9 pre-test

Thursday:      review

 

Unit of Inquiry:

We have started “Creation Stations”!!! Students explore ways to express themselves and their imagination through various centers including; architecture, theatre, painting, etc… It is a fun and engaging unit encouraging lots of creativity and imagination!

The central idea is ‘Imagination allows us think, create and express ourselves in new ways.”

 

Some useful links:

Imagination website: https://theimaginationtree.com/

 

Weekly Newsletter

     Grade 2 Newsletter – May 20th – 24th

     Ramadan Kareem to all of our families who are celebrating this holy month!

 

Reminders:

  • Grade 2 MAP Testing :
    • Tuesday 22nd May Maths
    • Thursday 24th May Reading

 

  • Monday 28th May Language Usage

 

  • Ramadan hours for students –  8am – 1pm
  • Students fasting during ramadan will go to the Music room during break times
  • Reminder: Grade 2 Music concert –  Thursday 24th May at 8am

 

Language Arts

Reading: Our final reading unit is  “If …then… curriculum’ and is going to complement our How We Express Ourselves unit, as it delves into character study and their stories. The focus will be observing how characters change and grown throughout a text, as well as reading with fluency and expression.

Writing: We have had a lot of fun and insight into Poetry and the students have enjoyed expressing themselves through different forms of poetry. We will explore narrative writing by looking at imagination and how the author expresses themselves through fairy tales. The students will eventually work towards writing their own expressive and imaginative fairy tales!

Math for the week:

Due to Ramadan and Map testing we will enjoy review and revision this week and do our Unit 8 Math test next week (Week commencing 27th May).

 

Sunday:        review

Monday: review

Tuesday: review

Wednesday: review

Thursday:      review

 

Unit of Inquiry:

Tuning in to our new unit is going to be fun. It is a fun and engaging unit encouraging lots of creativity and imagination!

The central idea is ‘Imagination allows us think, create and express ourselves in new ways.”

 

Some useful links:

Imagination website: https://theimaginationtree.com/

 

Addition & subtraction games

http://www.mathplayground.com/index_addition_subtraction.html

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/7-11-years/multiplication-and-division

http://www.abcya.com/multiplication_mine_jr.htm

Worldwildlife.org

worldlandtrust.org

Weekly Newsletter

Grade 2 Newsletter – May 13 – 18th

Reminders:

  • NO SCHOOL Sunday
  • Please send me an email if your child is going to be fasting.
  • Grade 2 MAP Testing :
    • Tuesday 22nd May Maths
    • Thursday 24th May Reading

 

  • Monday 28th May Language Usage

 

  • Ramadan is expected to begin 16th or 17th – date will be confirmed.
  • Ramadan hours for students –  8am – 1pm
  • Students fasting during ramadan will go to the Music room during break times
  • Reminder: Grade 2 Music concert –  Thursday 24th May at 8am

 

Language Arts

Reading: Students are making great growth in terms of stamina and book appreciation as they read through their book series books. If your students have a book that they are reading at home, encourage them to bring it in to share with the class!! Remember to ask questions about the books that your child is reading, ask them for their opinion. Would they recommend this book? Why or why not?

Writing: In Writer’s Workshop, we will continue to work on our All About books to go along with our Unit of Inquiry about habitats. Students will revise the form and function of writing different headings in an All About book and organize their information in every section of the book.  Students have eagerly written shape poems about animals and/or plants that they are very proud to share!

Math for the week:

Sunday:        8.3 review Equal parts and fraction of sets

Monday: 8.4 Equivalent fraction

Tuesday: Review

Wednesday: 8.5 Fractions of collections

Thursday:    8.5 review

Unit of Inquiry:

We are finishing up any outstanding learning and assessments from Sharing the Planet. We will also begin our tuning in to How we express ourselves, our final unit of this year!

It is a fun and engaging unit encouraging lots of creativity and imagination!

The central idea is ‘Imagination allows us think, create and express ourselves in new ways.”

Weekly Newsletter!

Grade 2 Newsletter – May 6-10

Reminders:

 

  • Sunday, May 13th will be a school holiday.
  • Grade 2 MAP Testing will be in a few weeks. We will update you with dates and times soon.

 

Language Arts

Reading: We are continuing our unit in Reading called Series Book Clubs. Students will learn about characters by thinking about their relationships with other characters in the story.; and students will consider how authors paint pictures with words.

Writing: In Writer’s Workshop, we will continue to work on our All About books to go along with our Unit of Inquiry about habitats. Students will learn the different headings in an All About book and how to organize their information in each part of the book. In addition, students will continue to write a poem about animals and/or plants that considers their habitat, diet, appearance and adaptation.

Math for the week:

Sunday:        Unit 8.1-Equal parts of ONE

Monday: Unit 8.2-Exploring Fractions

Tuesday: Exploring Fractions part 2

Wednesday: Unit 8.3-Collection of Things

Thursday:    Review Unit 8

Unit of Inquiry:

 

This will be our last week for the Science Unit of Inquiry on Animals Habitats and Plants. Students will complete their All About books and present them to the class this week. They will think of ways we affect our environment and think of ways to take action to help preserve plant and animal species.

 

Kids have earned a Device Hour  on Thursday for earning 25 Scorpian tickets. They can bring in their devices or use the schools devices. Thanks!

Weekly Newsletter (little late… sorry.)

Reminders: 

  • A grade five exhibition group is doing a drive to donate school supplies to a school in Malawi. Donations are excepted until tomorrow.
  • MAP testing is coming up, more information to come.

Language Arts

Reading: We are continuing our unit in Reading called Series Book Clubs. Students will learn about characters by thinking about their relationships with other characters in the story and students will consider how authors paint pictures with words.

Writing: In Writer’s Workshop, we will continue to work on our All About books to go along with our Unit of Inquiry about habitats. Students will learn the different headings in an All About book and how to organize their information in each part of the book. In addition, students will continue to write a poem about animals and/or plants that considers their habitat, diet, appearance and adaptation.

Math for the week:

Sunday:        Unit 8 Pretest

Monday: Lesson 8.1

Tuesday: Lesson 8.2

Wednesday: Lesson 8.3

Thursday:    Review

Unit of Inquiry:

We are continuing our Science Unit of Inquiry on Animals Habitats and Plants. Students will complete their All About books and present them to the class. They will think of ways we affect our environment and think of ways to take action to help preserve plant and animal species.

Some useful links:

Spelling homework: http://softschools.com/language_arts/worksheets/word_search_maker/

 Addition & subtraction games

http://www.mathplayground.com/index_addition_subtraction.html

http://www.ictgames.com/doubles.htm